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if we had something like an actually scientific (with real predictive powers and all) social science can't see how it could tell us what ought to be done as opposed to just telling us what is the case currently or what means might produce what ends.
On the broader issue I doubt if one can actually isolate out the "political" or the "economic" (or other department titles like Religion) from broader human doings...


on the to-do list
In Pragmatism’s Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy
(University of Chicago Press, 2020), Trevor Pearce demonstrates that the philosophical tradition of pragmatism owes an enormous debt to specific biological debates in the late 1800s, especially those concerning the role of the environment in development and evolution.

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